4.17.2014

Sally Hansen's New Triple Shine


I love nail polish, my collection is constantly growing; so I was really excited to try this new Triple Shine nail polish c/o Sally Hansen!

When Sally Hansen says this product delivers "triple shine" they aren't lying, I can practically see my reflection in my nails. This polish definitely outshines them all (it even has natural crushed pearls to deliver the high impact, glossy color) and comes in 29 beautiful shades! The unique flat brush also makes application incredibly simple, that might even be my favorite part about the Sally Hansen nail polish.

Before giving it a go on my own nails, I offered my nieces each a manicure. We're talking the works- filing, cuticles, bowl of water. It helps that I needed to brush up on my manicure skills for future work. They were enjoying the experience so much that my nephew wanted to get in on the manicure action. haha They each went with multi-colored nails while I stuck with one- Vanity Flare.

I highly recommend this product to everyone. The polish has been on for a few days now with no sign of chipping. Even my nieces nails still look picture perfect! The gloss is protected with the Ultimate Shield Complex, exclusive to Sally Hansen, designed to help polish withstand the wear and tear of everyday living for non-stop shine. It can withstand tap, salt, and chlorine water.

Be sure to head HERE and grab the Triple Shine Nail Polish from Sally Hansen in your favorite color (or ten)! #TurnUpTheShine #ShineOn #TripleShine

4.15.2014

Lulu's Fashion Face Off Contest- Team Skater

It's time for a trend show-down! LuLu*s wants to know which spring trend will reign supreme this season. Follow along each week for a new trend report and enter via Instagram for a chance to be featured and score a $500 gift card to LuLu*s! Want more details? HEAD HERE! This is such a fun contest by Lulu's, each week there will be a fashion face off between two spring trends. This first week is team skate vs. team shift. I'm on team skate and well, we're a tough team to beat. In all honesty, I picked this team to challenge myself and boy, it really has. I had no idea it was so hard to dress "skater". Mostly because I am 4'8" and just cannot pull off vans or converse... and that kind of thinking right there is exactly why I couldn't nail this style, I've got to learn to just go with it. After a lot of trial and error I think I finally was able to pick an outfit that isn't too far off the "skate look". I'm in absolute love with this skirt from Lulu's, I feel like it's the perfect length for me! skirt- lulu's
shirt- from my raw show
beanie- asos
sunglasses- ltd. optics
black and gold bracelet- calijoules

Be sure to check out the Lulu's Blog for more information on how you can participate in this Trend Showdown! Which team are you on? Be sure to share your style each week on Instagram for a chance to win a $500 Lulu's Gift Card!

4.14.2014

Slowing Down


^^successful job interviews + great hair day

I have had a lot of time to slow down lately. I think that is one thing I was craving with the move, a chance to step back from the hustle and bustle of my every day life, a chance to start again- somewhere new and fresh. I've been enjoying my "time off" since I left Utah. Not to say I haven't been busy, but there's definitely been a lot of down time, as well. This last week(end) was a wonderful one, and it gave me the energy I needed to start right back up again, this week. Here are some of those slow moments...

a baby, in a onesie, on the beach.

lots of time to explore neighboring cities (so much to see).

great mail days.

taking time to refresh my esthetics knowledge. goodness knows it was put on the back burner while in utah.

these two boys finding joy in a bug.

you can keep up with me on instagram HERE.

What have been some of your favorite "slow" moments, lately?

4.13.2014

Music Festival Spring Fashion Ideas With Sears

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The approaching warmer weather can only mean one thing- music festival season! I was so excited that I created three different looks to help those festival fashion ideas start flowing for any who might be attending. There are three specific styles that I believe will be big trends and keep up with the latest fashion- I created them using style from Sears (you can also check also check out my shop your way catalog).

First up is GRUNGE.
Effortless, casual, and totally me. This vest from Sears by Bongo belongs in any festival goer's closet. Plus, it's totally comfortable.

The next is HIPPIE CHIC.
I love the boho look and it will totally be appearing at music festivals this year. I took that style and toned it down to create a timeless version of the flower-child. I love this feminine top from Sears also by Bongo Brand. The lace detail is perfect for you hippies.

Last but not least is MINIMALIST ROCK.
Think rocker toned down. Dark lipstick, cool hats, dark colors, but done in a minimalist way. I'm loving this sweater from Sears and will be wearing it constantly.

I put this post together while on the road (as any festival goer would do) and purchased my things in Ohio then took photos in Maryland. So the story behind the post totally matches the story of the post itself.
I'd love to hear what trends you predict will be big hits at this year's festivals! #ThisisStyle #CollectiveBias